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St. Paul police investigating homicide on Dale Street

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Police in St. Paul say they're investigating a homicide after they found a dead body on the 600 block of Dale Street North overnight.The homicide was reported at about 3 a.m.Police say they found a man believed to be in his 50s lying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead on the scene.The Ramsey County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy to determine the cause of death. It was discovered the man had been shot.No arrests have been made and investigators do not believe the shooting was random. This is the 21st homicide in St. Paul this year.The victim was not identified. 
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Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer has had enough of the Cleveland Guardians

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Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Timberwolves for package of several players, multiple first-round picks, per report

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Man on the lam charged in fatal south Minneapolis shooting

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Man found dead with 'trauma to his face' in St. Paul

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After manhole explosions near U, Met Council warns not to flush gas down the toilet

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Minneapolis minimum wage increase takes effect

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Where To View Fireworks In 2022

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